Phone bill horror

Felix received his phone bill today, £321.24. Apparently he doesn’t have unlimited texts and has gone 2000 over his allowance of 500.  Orange are unsympathetic and refuse to help so there is nothing we can do but pay it. Ouch.

British Summer time

As we wandered to towards school this morning, rain dripping off our hoods, Sophie inquired ‘what season are we in, is it Autumn? ‘No darling’, I replied,’ it’s Summer’. She looked at me aghast as water droplets raced down Annie’s waterproof buggy cover. ‘Really, it’s a little bit damp?’ ‘Yes’,I confirmed, ‘welcome to British summer.’

The girl in the stripey pyjamas

I am currently wearing my stripey pj’s. I look a little like an old film American convict, Jay says I hurt his eyes. Definitely his bedtime.

Lovely day

What a lovely day. First Jay and I went and collected some turf for the back garden, then lunch and a walk to Bilton beach followed by a quick drink at the Gardeners Pub and home for an amazing tea cooked by Fraser and Tinana. Lamb roast with all the trimmings followed by panatone bread and butter pudding. Delicious.

Jay funny

Jay made me smile today as he told me about his class mates, one of whom, he described as having, ‘down-town syndrome’.

New favourite tipple

Summery loveliness Apple juice Frozen raspberries Whizz it up in a blender Pour into champagne flute and top up with fizz. Yum.

Hula hooping,looming and swinging

Hula hooping,looming and swinging

Today we went to the Valley Gardens play park. Our inspiration was to hand out flyers advertising our friend Belinda’s ‘multi hula hooping’ class. Sophie brought her loom band kit to sell bracelets she had made and Annie enjoyed playing on the swings whilst Belinda and I chatted to the mum’s in the park.  It was a very pleasant way… Read more →

Double wedding

Double wedding

We were lucky enough to be invited to attend two weddings yesterday. Matt’s brother Martin married Charlotte in a beautiful ceremony  and afterwards we joined everyone in a lovely reception held at Charlotte’s family farm. There was a photo booth with a full box of dressing up props to play with. Annie didn’t like the donkey head sombrerro combo Felix… Read more →

School disco

School disco

Tonight was the school disco. Sophie has been preparing for the limbo section all week on the way to school. Since the rain started, overhanging branches on our daily comute have been bending lower and lower. Simply ducking to avoid them isn’t enough, Sophie has been loudly encouraging me to follow her suit and limbo underneath. ‘Limbo mama, limbo’, she… Read more →

What to wear

Whilst Annie was asleep today, I took the opportunity to prepare what I am to wear tomorrow and on Saturday. Often, with so many children running about, it’s almost impossible to find the right items of clothing, and with time of the essence on both days, a little forward planning won’t go amiss. I did feel rather strange though, as… Read more →

Toddler group

Toddler group

Annie and I joined our friends Chloe and Ozzie at Christ Church toddler group. It wasn’t too manic and Annie has a wonderful time playing in the tunnel.

Happy birthday Dad

Wishing my best Dad and the children’s best Irish Grandad a very happy birthday and a year of great health, happiness, love and laughter.

A day with the ladies

I am sat in Asda car park awaiting my click and collect shopping. Its another sunshiney day and I am looking forward to spending the day up at a friend’s house in the country. First things first though collect groceries then head home to make a tirimisu. I don’t think today’s detox will withstand this temptation.